Sunday, April 29, 2012

Fort EastEnders: London Flats to House Missiles During Olympics

Residents of an apartment building in London might feel as if they are being featured in a storyline on popular English soap The EastEnders after the government has informed them missiles will be installed on the roof of their complex!

The residents of the complex, located in the upscale East London neighborhood of Bow, were recently informed via leaflets that "A high-velocity missile system may be situated on the roof" and that 10 soldiers will be stationed in the building for two months during the Games, which will commence on July 27.

Last evening, the UK Ministry of Defense (MoD) confirmed that the missiles would be deployed at the location within the next few days. The ministry described the missiles as a "useful deterrent" against terrorists who might target the high profile Olympic Games in London. Local residents state that the leaflets reassured the missiles would "only be used as a last resort".  

The building was selected because of its "excellent view of the surrounding area and the entire sky above the Olympic Park", the leaflet said.

Londoners have reason to be concerned over terrorism. In July 2005, a day after London was named the host city for the 2012 Olympic Games, four suicide bombers attacked three underground trains and a bus, killing 52 people.

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